Tuesday, April 28, 2009


The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation
would like to express gratitude or praise for answered prayers.
A lady stood and walked to the podium. She
said, "I have a praise. Two months ago, my husband,
Tom, had a terrible bicycle wreck and his scrotum was completely
crushed. The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn't know
if they could help him."
You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in
the congregation as they imagined the pain that poor Tom must have
"Tom was unable to hold me or the
children," she went on, "and every move caused him
terrible pain. We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it
turned out they were able to piece together the crushed remnants of
Tom's scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold it in place."
Again, the men in the congregation were
unnerved and squirmed uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible
surgery performed on Tom.
"Now," she announced in a quavering
voice, "thank the Lord, Tom is out of the
hospital and the doctors say that with time, his scrotum should
recover completely."
All the men sighed with relief. The pastor
rose and tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say. A man stood up
and walked slowly to the
He said, "I'm Tom."
The entire congregation held its breath.
"I just want to tell my wife that the
word is sternum."

Maybe a course in medical terminology should be required for graduation!